2020-01-11 - ImageWriter II

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Nostalgia is a powerful cultural force. Used for ill, it sells regurgitated products frighteningly well, and its impetus to go to some historical period "again" is a key component of resurgent fascism in the 21st century. But, just as we sometimes contract colds, we're all susceptible to a manic bout of nostalgia from time to time.

Enter my recently acquired Apple ImageWriter II dot matrix printer.

Apple ImageWriter II (1986-1990 version)

The venerable ImageWriter II sat at the end of every late-'80s/early-'90s public school computer lab table, usually joined to a LocalTalk network configured by people who are now mostly retired.